It appears that Carlito’s full-time return to WWE is imminent, although there were some changes to the initial plans for his comeback.

While it was expected that Carlito would make his return on last week’s SmackDown in Madison Square Garden, he did not appear at the event. However, he was seen at an airport in the northeast, waiting to board a flight to Pittsburgh, PA.

There is speculation that Carlito’s trip to Pittsburgh may be related to getting evaluated before being cleared to wrestle. Wrestlers often visit Pittsburgh for medical evaluations before making their in-ring return. This could indicate that WWE is taking the necessary steps to ensure Carlito is ready for his comeback.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the reason for Carlito’s absence from last week’s SmackDown was due to time constraints. The show had a packed schedule, with The Bloodline segment running for about 40 minutes, leaving little room for additional segments or matches. As a result, some segments had to be cut, including Carlito’s anticipated return.


In recent years, there have been discussions about Carlito potentially returning to WWE in a backstage role after his appearance at the Royal Rumble. While those talks did not materialize, his appearance at Backlash in Puerto Rico caught the attention of WWE management. The crowd reaction to his return demonstrated his enduring popularity.

Fans are eagerly anticipating Carlito’s full-time return to WWE, and it seems that the company is also recognizing the potential for his comeback. As the details surrounding his return continue to unfold, the wrestling world is buzzing with excitement for what Carlito will bring to the table.

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Steve Carrier

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